Circulation

The Newsstand Needs a Business Model That Welcomes Innovation
August 11, 2017 at 2:14 pm

A small publisher called me a few weeks ago because he wanted his magazine to be distributed across the country. His editorial focus has an appeal that would attract buyers; the sample copies he sent me indicated that the package had potential for sale and could sell anywhere in North America and possibly the international…

Hearst's Pioneer Woman Magazine Expands in Second Outing
July 21, 2017 at 10:01 am

The Pioneer Woman Magazine is increasing its distribution to 500,000 copies and moving past its Walmart-only distribution strategy for its second issue, which will be released in September. The Hearst Magazines publication, a joint venture with Scripps Networks Interactive, features Ree Drummond, who hosts the "Pioneer Woman"…

Missing From the MBR Conference: Newsstand Strategies for Small, Niche Publishers
June 30, 2017 at 9:32 am

I recently returned from the MBR 2017 Conference (Magazines & Books at Retail, formerly Periodical & Book Association of America, PBAA), and the mood of the meeting was upbeat. There was a strong attendance of approximately 200 individuals, and the focus was to grow the print category within the brick and mortar marketplace. There were…

Joe Berger Responds to Dead Tree's "Free Magazines" Post
June 27, 2017 at 1:56 pm

Who is the mysterious D. Eadward Tree, the prognosticator and pundit of the lively and insightful Dead Tree Edition blog? There is some speculation about that in certain circles of the magazine industry. Maybe Mr. Magazine knows. Perhaps Bo Sacks knows. The team at Publishing Executive might know but they’re not talking. The interesting thing about the Dead Tree Edition blog is that…

Press Release: AdvantageCS Enters Strategic Partnership with SFG
May 22, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Ann Arbor, MI, May 22, 2017: AdvantageCS is pleased to announce the formation of a strategic partnership with SFG, an innovative service and technology company located in Big Sandy, Texas. AdvantageCS sought the partnership in order to provide a full-service solution to membership organizations and publishers, prospects and clients alike. “More and more of our…

A Rant About Ratebase: How Publishers Large & Small Are Killing Newsstand Revenue
May 17, 2017 at 11:50 am

Recently I was going through the F.S.I.’s (Free Standing Inserts) in my Sunday (print) newspapers, when I came across an astounding offer from Hearst magazines. “Enjoy One Year of O, The Oprah Magazine (12 issues) for $8 and Save Even More, Add a year of Good Housekeeping for Just $2 More!” Let’s break down the…

Magazines in the Amazon: What to Expect from Amazon’s Newsstand & Subscription Business
May 15, 2017 at 1:45 pm

The world’s largest bookseller recently made two moves that could open new opportunities for magazine publishers, so it’s a good time to consider what’s afoot in the Amazon. It was recently revealed that TNG, the U.S.’s largest newsstand distributor, has a deal to supply magazines to Amazon’s rapidly growing chain of bookstores. That’s a switch…

In a Surprise Move, TNG Acquires Ingram Periodicals
May 5, 2017 at 2:19 pm

“At least it isn’t another bankruptcy,” a contact at a key retailer said to me. “There will be some order, some sequence and continuity to the whole transition.” He was speaking, of course, of the acquisition of Ingram Periodicals by TNG, formerly the News Group, earlier this week, a move that came as a surprise…